since beginning my M.A. there has been talk of counseling for counselors. professors and second year students strongly encourage us first years to seek counseling for our own issues. it is irresponsible, unreasonable, and counter-productive to belief that you can go into this profession thinking that you have NO issues. some people went so far as to say it's ethically unsound not to participate in counseling of your own.
i KNOW i have issues. that's the reason, like most people, i am interested in this in the first place. i whole-heartedly believe that all psychology majors are a little messed up themselves. maybe just a little more than the average person, but not certifiably so. with that said, im going to start getting counseling. i'm not really in crisis but it's overdue.
would you be interested in my experience? im not gonna go into detail about specific topics covered but i can share what it was like.